Hi from Joyce and Steve


Joyce grew up close to Blackwell House, her family were farmers and her father one of thirteen children.
This is where she learnt to appreciate and love great, fresh produce from farm to plate.
She always loved baking, from a small child she would pull up a stool and help her Mum baking breads and cakes.

Following her love of cooking she has attended cookery schools in many top Michelin Star restaurants and has brought these experiences into her kitchen in Blackwell House.

Steve worked for 30 years in the world of luxury brands and has rubbed shoulders with some of the finest
Chefs & Sommeliers. Having also travelled extensively he has a keen sense of providing luxury service at its best.

"Giving a real sense of home away from home in an intimate and deliciously luxurious setting is
what we do best. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service and we are proud
that this is supported by numerous awards, the most recent being "Best Guest House in Ireland"
and the "Best Irish Breakfast Award."

"Quality, unparalleled service, cleanliness, attention to detail, superb food are of utmost importance
to us and our guests."

We look forward to seeing you soon,
Joyce & Steve

Joyce with Homegrown peas, Blackwell Country House

What is important to Joyce and Steve

Having stayed in some exceptional places ourselves during our own travels,
we want you to experience the best of everything.
When you arrive with us, from near or far, we will give you a truly Irish welcome
making sure you have everything you need to make your stay extra special.

Our bedrooms are individually styled by Joyce and have all the comforts of home
and a fabulously comfortable bed so you are assured a great nights sleep

We want you to curl up in our Garden Room to read a book,
or play a board game in front of the open fire in our sitting room.
Or take a 'wee' walk through our beautiful secluded gardens
and relax in the fresh country air while enjoying the birdsong.

We want you to feel like you're staying in home from home.

Our Awards mean so much to us

"We work hard at Blackwell House to make sure you will have an experience you will remember. Getting these awards make us feel really appreciated."
Joyce and Steve

Pets in Pyjamas .......


We welcome you and your four-legged companions to Blackwell House with our Pampered Pet Package

designed to treat your pets with our renowned 5-star service, just as you’d expect for yourself.

Our Pet Package costs £30 per dog per night and features an assortment of goodies and amenities for man’s best friend.
No need to pack beds, pooch-friendly toys or doggie bowls, we have it all covered.

Creature Comforts:
Welcome ‘doggie bag’, which includes a toy, treat and clean-up bags.
Large roomy Pet Bed
A special washing mitt and towel.
Luxury Pet-friendly Suite - Generously spacious
Home made Healthy Doggie Biscuits
Food and water bowl
Nearby country roads, forests and a canal for walks
A Pet Concierge Service with details of veterinarians & maps of nearby places you can take your doggie for a walk.

To book accommodation for you and your doggie companion please call Steve on 0044 28 38832752


At Blackwell Country House we love our own pets and are happy for you to bring your own to our special pet friendly room. If you would like to book them in just give us a call.

While you are here to stay you will meet Murphy - few can resist his charms. A quiet and warm little character, our Schnauzer will play if you want to but leave you be if you'd rather not.
"He gets more mentions than we do on our reviews, in fact he even gets his own Christmas cards from past guests.'

We have a few cats each with their own characters roaming the grounds, but you can be sure that we are vigilant that they stay where they are allowed and we take cleanliness very seriously.
We feel they bring a touch more warmth and harmony to the house and your stay with us but you won't have to meet them if you don't want to.

PLEASE NOTE - Schnauzers are non allergic, non casting dogs - perfect for all this people who love animals but are allergic!


Murphys Paradise:
Murphy loves walking along our beautiful Canal pathway just a few minutes from our door, with two wonderful little tearooms where you can call in and enjoy a coffee while your Murphy is  served with a chopped sausage and refreshing water outside - this is paradise for Murphy.


Please view our full pet terms and conditions below or contact us for more details.


We adore our dog Murphy and love all other 4 legged friends so we really want all our doggy guests to have a fun time, but we have a few things we would ask you to respect for the sake of none doggy lovers:

  • Only Small to medium sized dogs welcome
  • We like to know all our doggy guests names and we would love to meet them
  • Dogs are not be allowed on beds
  • Dogs must be kept on leads at all times when out-doors
  • Dogs must be dried with special doggy guest towel provided before entering the bedroom
  • Please use waste bags provided anywhere on the property
  • Waste bags should be left in the bin provided outside
  • Any damages to furnishings will be billed

Our Rooms 

Get a feel for the place